Starting a Business

Thinking about starting a business in Virginia Beach? You’re in good company. In fact, Point of View magazine ranked the Virginia Beach MSA 24th among the “75 Best American Cities to Start a Business.”

Thinking about starting a business in Virginia Beach? You’re in good company. In fact, Point of View magazine ranked the Virginia Beach MSA 24th among the “75 Best American Cities to Start a Business.” And Entrepreneur magazine ranked Virginia Beach 26th overall in the nation for entrepreneurs, small business growth, economic growth, and risk.

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) offers free business counseling if you are considering starting a business.  To make an appointment to consult with a SCORE counselor on Thursday mornings in Virginia Beach, call (757) 455-9338.

If your business is expanding and you need assistance, contact the Virginia Beach Dep​artmen​t of Economic Development at (757) 385-6464​.​

​Additional small business resources are available from the Virginia Beach Defense Business Center.

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